ketosis

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Etymology[edit]

keto- + -osis

Noun[edit]

ketosis (countable and uncountable, plural ketoses)

  1. (pathology) A metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. This condition occurs during times of fasting, starvation, or while on a ketogenic weight-loss diet.

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